Customs and immigration covers a range of border control procedures (referred to as 'immigration' in most countries other than US) and import of goods.

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What will it cost me to exceed the limits of amount of alcohol I'm bringing back into the USA?

I'm an American citizen returning to the United States from abroad, I'm planning on taking 3 liters of spirits back from my trip. I know the United States Federal Government allows 1 liter of spirits ...
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How to intentionally get denied entry to the US, without getting into trouble?

I have a multiple entry visitors visa for five years. I went to USA last year and lived there for one year with my husband (6 months entry and other 6 months of extension). I left USA legally. Now my ...
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Will Nagorno-Karabakh put my entry/exits stamps on a separate piece of paper?

Certain countries won't let a visitor enter if they have a passport stamp from certain other countries. One case is Azerbaijan which will not permit you to enter if you have a stamp of ...
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Dual Citizen (US/UK) Cuba Travel

This is a bit of a complicated case. I am a dual citizen of UK and US, though am a resident of the US. I left the USA with my British passport (the exit stamp is in my British passport). Since then I ...
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Does an (almost) full passport increase the time you spend at immigration?

I have been in front of immigration officers who thoroughly inspect every stamp in my passport. Is it a proper inference that it is more efficient to travel on an "empty" passport then a fully stamped ...
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I stamped my passport before international departure, but I want to cancel now!

If I stamped my passport for an international flight as we usually do before international departures and then I changed my mind for any reason, for example a family emergency reason. What's the ...
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Will having a cancelled departure stamp in my passport cause problems when I travel?

Will I have problems in entering a country if I have a cancelled departure stamp from my home country? Will immigration ask questions about it, and what should I do?
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What can I do to prevent passport stamps being put on blank pages?

I'm running low on blank passport pages which are sometimes needed for full page visas such as those issued by Armenia, India, and Vietnam. When I crossed the border into Turkey the other day I got ...
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Can I enter Thailand without having my passport stamped?

Saudi Arabia and Thailand have no political relations due to the bizarre blue diamond affair. If my passport found to have a Thai stamp during renewal I will be fined some big fine and my passport ...
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Will a UAE stamp in my passport cause problems entering Israel?

I will be traveling to Israel soon and am concerned because some colleagues have suggested that the visa stamps in my passport from the United Arab Emirates (eg Dubai) might cause me difficulties on ...
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Getting a weak passport stamp restamped?

If you get a passport stamp where the ink is barely visible can / should you ask to have it restamped? No doubt everyone passing through this stamper has had weak stamps put on their passport so it's ...
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Not getting passport stamped in Sweden

I just arrived to Sweden and did not get my passport stamped. However, it got stamped in Germany (I flew to Sweden through Germany) Is this normal?
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What are the rules for taking electronics and other expensive gifts from the USA to the EU?

I am an American with residence in Belgium. I came here to the USA for the holidays and brought my old, iPhone, iPad and my MacBook. Now, here, I want to buy a new iPad and also a surface pad, among ...
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Taking an air-gun in my checked luggage - will I have any problems in India going through customs?

I am going to India 25th November from Europe. Should I take my air gun with my luggage (check-in baggage). In India will there be any problem with customs?
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Bringing home-dried vegetables into the USA

I am travelling to the USA (Texas) and would like to bring some of my home-dried vegetables for myself and for my hosts. I have read and heard conflicting information about this issue, so I would like ...
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Importing home-baked cake into the EU

It is forbidden to bring milk and eggs into the EU, but what about (home-baked) cake containing milk and eggs? Is the cooking considered to make it safe?
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US Citizen: 90/180 Schengen Stay & Bilateral Agreements w/Poland, Denmark, etc

I'm a US citizen on an extended trip in Europe. So far, I've been very careful with the 90/180 rule. At no point in any 180 days have I stayed more than 90 days in the Schengen area; my "gap months" ...
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Waiting for a Latvian residence permit with an expired Schengen visa

My Schengen visa has been expired for 10 days now on 25th June 2014 but my residence permit will be issued on 15th July 2014 (was supposed to get it before my visa expired but the person who deal with ...
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Help regarding rule wrt tablets and electronics [closed]

I am planning to take about 3 cheap tablets ( around 80$ each) and two headphones ( one of which is old and used by me) and my work laptop. Would this be an issue?
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Does an Indian citizen with a tourist visa have to report to South Korean immigration center after arrival?

My wife is planing to come to South Korea for the winter vacation. She comes for a period of 1 month and has hold tourist visa. I would like to know if she need to have some formalities (for ex, ...
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Can I carry my laptop, ps4, 3 iphones and a spare phone to India from US? [duplicate]

Im a student in USA, and I am carrying my laptop, my ps4 and 3 iphones which are opened. Will there be any problem at the customs in India?
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Carrying two laptops and 1 Ipad into Mumbai from the UK (as a student)? [duplicate]

This is probably a duplicate of How much electronics and other valuables can I bring duty-free when going to India? but I just wanted to take a chance and see whether any specifics applicable to me ...
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Flying Istanbul --> Heathrow --> Washington, D.C. --> Orlando, FL…on different airlines (but same alliance)

Here's the itinerary: Turkish Airlines, Istanbul --> London, Heathrow United Airlines, Heathrow --> Washington, D.C. (IAD) United Airlines, Washington, D.C. --> Orlando, FL (MCO) And a few facts: ...
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Entering the US with US citizenship pending

Just looking for a little advice about a passport application and travelling. I currently live in the UK, and I am a British citizen. Since my father is an American citizen, I have claim to US ...
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Can one take wooden toys to Australia?

I have given my grandaughter a wooden doll house and little table and chairs. My son and his partner are emigrating to Australia. Can they take children's wooden indoor toys to Australia?
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What are the practical implications of a name change for international travel and activities abroad?

I am considering a name change, which seems to be a relatively straightforward action, when one remains in the same country: certain documents are replaced with new ones bearing the new name, and ...
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Do I have to claim and re-check in my baggage in international transit when traveling with the same airline?

I'll be traveling to Memphis, Tennessee form New Delhi, India via Qatar Airways. The itinerary would be: New Delhi <--> Doha || Doha <--> Chicago || Chicago <--> Memphis Would I be required ...
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International connecting flight in Frankfurt, operated by different airline

I am travelling from Prague to Atlanta with a connection in Frankfurt. The PRG-FRA segment is on Czech Airlines, while the FRA-ATL segment is on United. At what point(s) will I need to go through ...
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What rights do you have in China to appeal stuff being taken off you in transit?

I debated this, but I think it's askable. I just flew transit through Beijing. Did NOT enter the country. You still have to go through security though, but whatever, it just takes time. Until I got ...
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Is UK's Iris biometric entry system being phased out?

UK operates a biometric access control system at its airports called Iris, that allows people to skip immigration queues and get automated clearance using their pre-registered biometric details. I was ...
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Travelling from USA to India. How do I deal with customs? [duplicate]

I am about to go to India on vacation from USA. I have an iphone 6 as well as another phone that I bought from India itself. Would I be facing any issues regarding customs? I have heard something ...
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Travel with a passport and a US travel document

I've been living in the USA for 1 year but I'm not a citizen and I don't have a USA passport, I just have a Travel document. It means I can come back to the USA again, also I have my own country's ...
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Will I have to pay import duty if I carry 2 I phone 6 with me (in my pockets) to India? [duplicate]

I am travelling from USA to India (Mumbai) and I am planning to bring 2 Iphones. 1 is for my personal use and other a gift for my brother. I am going to bring both the phones unpacked with me in my ...
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UK visa decision advice? [closed]

I have recently been refused visa entry clearance into the UK after applying for a 6 months visa based on failure to include criminality or state reasons for different alias used in UK previously. ...
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Bulgarian-Turkish border crossing from Sofia to Istanbul

I would like to know since am from Cameroon and have a valid Bulgarian visa, if it is possible for me to cross to Turkey to visit and do some shopping? And if yes do I need a visa from a consulate to ...
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Duty exemption for non-resident aliens [closed]

I would like to bring food (i.e. milk chocolate, cookies, ...) back from my home country (France) into the US. I don't go home often, so I'd like to bring back about $200 worth of food items. I am ...
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US Customs Pre-clearance in foreign airports

Recently, I was traveling back to the US through Vancouver, BC, Canada. I was delighted with the fact that I was able to get pre-screened through US Customs before even getting on the plane. What ...
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What documents are required when travelling to the US under a B1/B2 visa?

I received a B1/B2 visa to US (in a country different from my nationality) Is the visa all I need, or do I need to show any other documents at the departing airport and/or the entry airport at the US? ...
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Can we carry three new smart phones in hand luggage to India?

I bought two smart phones for my father and sister in Europe. Will the customs officer in India (Chennai) give any trouble if I carry two new unopened smart phones with the box in my hand luggage? ...
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Why would you wrap your luggage in plastic?

At many airports you can wrap your luggage with sheets of sticky plastic. Why on earth would you do that? I only see disadvantages. I can imagine the mess when customs ask you to open your luggage. So ...
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Carrying iphones [duplicate]

I am travelling to india in emirates. I wanna take 2 iphone 6 for parents. Can I just take it in hand with sim cards inserted and the box and stuffs in check in bags to avoid custom people.?
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How much electronics and other valuables can I bring duty-free when going to India?

I am planning to travel to India (COK airport, Kerala) from United States. I want to take my laptop as well as my tablet (iPad). Am I allowed to take both in my backpack with my documents related my ...
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How many iPhone 6 devices can I bring into India?

My Aunt lives in Newyork (United States) she's Indian, she's been there more than a year. I just ordered her 2 iPhone 6 phones for me and my brother personal use. The main problem is that with 2 ...
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Swiss - Airport transit visa for Indian nationals traveling from US to India? [duplicate]

I am a citizen of India currently working in USA on approved H-1B visa, however my F-1 visa stamp has expired and I am visiting India to get my H-1B visa stamp. Since I will be flying through Zurich, ...
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Carrying 3 phones thru Indian customs! [duplicate]

I'll be traveling to India soon. I have 2 un packed smart phones (1 of which is my personal), one is a gift (but unpacked) and the third one is my old phone from India. Do you think I'll have to pay ...
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Indian Customs rules on laptops [duplicate]

I read this pdf document at the customs website regarding the customs guide for travellers. However I'm still confused about one thing: if I have 2 laptops on me, both of which are more than 6 months ...
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Depart US through Mexico while on B1/B2 Visitor visa - how US will know I did not overstay?

I am currently in US with B1/B2 Visitor visa. Plan to depart US through Mexico by car. And then depart Mexico for another South American country. All within 120 day limit of B1/B2 visa. When ...
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Carrying two iPads (and other electronics) to India from USA [duplicate]

I will be taking two iPads (one iPad Air and one iPad Mini) to India from the USA. One of them I bought in India (I have the receipt) and one I bought while in the US. I am not carrying a laptop with ...
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Cancelled uk visa at the point of entry (with Removal form IS82C)

I was granted a 2 year UK visa but was denied entry when I got to London Airport because there was a Ghana stamp on my old passport that is fake. The 2 years UK visa is on my new passport. I was ...